Plant medicine: 28,000 medicinal plants have now been identified by modern scientists

Plant medicine: 28,000 medicinal plants have now been identified by modern scientists. New analysis from 128,000 scientists representing twelve countries has been made public by Kew Gardens at Britain’s Royal Botanical Gardens in London. Actually, since early times plants have provided the medicinal remedies of the human race. The whole structure of modern pharmacopeia is […]

Prescription drugs can help us and kill us: a few things we should know

Prescription drugs can help us and kill us. We should be aware that opioid makers and supplier have spent $880 million in the past decade lobbying state and federal legislators to block new regulations in their addictive painkillers and make the drugs more easily available. That’s eight times as much as gunmakers spent on lobbying […]

Broccoli is sometimes referred to as the “Queen of a Healthy Diet. Do you eat it?

Broccoli is sometimes referred to as the “Queen of a Healthy Diet.” Do you eat it? Do you prepare it for your family? If you don’t, maybe you should consider incorporating it as one of your regular foods. Here are a few things the “Queen of a Healthy Diet” contributes to your health: it is […]

Vitamin K2 lowers risk of coronary heart disease in 17-year study

Increased intakes of vitamin K2 may reduce the risk of mortality from coronary heart disease, according to data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC-NL) cohort. The extensive study tracked more than 33,000 people over a period of 16.8 years. Over the course of the study 2,863 deaths were recorded—including 256 due […]

Put on your thinking cap and consider these quotations about life, health and our planet

Put on your thinking caps and consider these quotations about life, health and our planet. While the following quotations comprise a different format than is usual here, they are appropriate to our mission of presenting important health issues for your consideration. *There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.—Mohandas Gandhi *What is the […]

Wonderful watermelon is another example of Hippocrates’ teaching of food as medicine

Many, many foods in their whole and natural state serve as medicine for a healthy body. Wonderful watermelon is another example of Hippocrates’ teaching of food as medicine. Wonderful watermelon, as its name indicates, is mostly water—92 percent. But that juicy fruit is soaked with nutrients such as vitamins A, B6 and C, as well […]

Probiotics: Eight facts you should know

Probiotic consumption has increased dramatically during the past ten years—both by supplementing and by consuming specialty foods. Despite the growing popularity, though, a recent survey by nutrition company Healthspan found that there is still a great deal of confusion about them. If you’re a novice when it comes to probiotics—or even if you’ve been taking […]

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA): do you know what it is?

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA): do you know what it is? CLA is one of the two essential and very potent fatty acids that help the body increase metabolic rates, boost the immune system, keep cholesterol levels in check, regulate fat and is shown to exert various important physiological functions in the body. Health properties contained in conjugated linoleic […]